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1982 Pritzker Laureate Kevin Roche (1922-2019) has died at age 96, and is celebrated for his legacy of built works that will far surpass his career, which spanned over six decades.

The 1982 Jury stated in its Citation, “He is no easy man to describe: an innovator who does not worship innovation for itself, a professional unconcerned with trends, a quiet humble man who conceives and executes great works, a generous man of strictest standards for his own work. In this award to Kevin Roche we recognize and honor an architect who persists in being an individual, and has for all of us, through his work and his person, made a difference for the better.”

The Irish-born American architect was the fourth recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and recognized for his vast institutional and corporate spaces that satisfied respective communities and their environments. He designed the masterplan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1968), and much of the expansion that followed, including the Lehman Pavilion, Temple of Dendur, and the reopened American and Islamic wings. Other significant works include the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, CA ,1965), Ford Foundation (New York, NY, 1968), General Foods headquarters (Rye Brook, NY, 1982), and J.P. Morgan Bank headquarters (New York, NY, 1990).

During his acceptance speech in May 1982, Mr Roche reflected, “Is not the act of building an act of faith in the future and an act of hope? Hope, that the testimony of our civilization will be passed onto others. Hope, that what we are doing is not only seen and useful and beautiful, [but] a clear and true reflection of our own aspirations. And hope, of course, that it is an art which will communicate with the future and touch those generations as we ourselves have been touched and moved by the past.”

Mr. Roche co-founded Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates in 1961 and is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

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Images for Download

The following are images of the architecture of Arata Isozaki.

These images may be downloaded and distributed only in relation to the announcement of Arata Isozaki being named the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.

The photographer/photo libraries/artists must be credited if noted.

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Captions for these images are in the 2019 Image Book, available here.
Download the 2019 Media Kit here.

Arata Isozaki
Arata Isozaki
Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Section perspective, Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Section perspective, Ōita Prefectural Library, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
MOMA Gunma
MOMA Gunma, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
MOMA Gunma, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
MOMA Gunma, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
MOMA Gunma, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
MOMA Gunma, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Kitakyushu Central Library, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Tsukaba Center Building, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
MoLA
MoLA, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
MoLA, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
MoLA, rendering courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
MoLA, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
MoLA, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
MoLA, photo courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
MoLA, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, drawing courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Palau Sant Jordi, drawing courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Palau Sant Jordi, rendering courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Palau Sant Jordi, rendering courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Domus: La Casa del Hombre, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Ceramic Park Mino, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Ceramic Park Mino, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Ceramic Park Mino, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Ceramic Park Mino, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Ceramic Park Mino, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Ceramic Park Mino, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Pala Alpitour, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Allianz Tower, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Qatar National Convention Center, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Qatar National Convention Center, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Qatar National Convention Center, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Qatar National Convention Center, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Qatar National Convention Center, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Qatar National Convention Center, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo courtesy of Chen Hao
Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo courtesy of Chen Hao
Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo courtesy of Chen Hao
Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo courtesy of Chen Hao
Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo courtesy of
Shanghai Symphony Hall, photo courtesy of 
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, drawing courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA, drawing courtesy of Arata Isozaki and Associates
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Nara Centennial Hall, photo courtesy of Hisao Suzuki
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto

 

Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Art Tower Mito, photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Ceremony Videos

Below are links to view ceremony videos for the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
These videos, featuring full-length and highlight reels, are also available by
visiting the individual Laureate sections.

 

Balkrishna Doshi
2018 Laureate
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta
2017 Laureates
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Alejandro Aravena
2016 Laureate
United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
Ceremony videos

 

Frei Otto
2015 Laureate
The New World Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Ceremony videos

 

Shigeru Ban
2014 Laureate
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ceremony videos
 

Toyo Ito
2013 Laureate
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum,
Boston, Massachusetts
Ceremony videos

 

Wang Shu
2012 Laureate
The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 
The People’s Republic of China
Ceremony videos
 

Eduardo Souto de Moura
2011 Laureate
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa
2010 Laureates
Immigration Museum, Ellis Island, New York Bay
Ceremony videos

 

Peter Zumthor
2009 Laureate
Palace of the Buenos Aires City Legislature,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ceremony videos
 

Jean Nouvel
2008 Laureate
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Richard Rogers
2007 Laureate
Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Paulo Mendes da Rocha
2006 Laureate
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Ceremony videos


Thom Mayne
2005 Laureate
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos


Zaha Hadid
2004 Laureate
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ceremony videos


Jørn Utzon
2003 Laureate
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Ceremony videos


Glenn Murcutt
2002 Laureate
Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, Rome, Italy
Ceremony videos

 

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
2001 Laureates
Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Ceremony videos


Rem Koolhaas
2000 Laureate
Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel
Ceremony videos


Norman Foster
1999 Laureate
Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Ceremony videos


Renzo Piano
1998 Laureate
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Sverre Fehn
1997 Laureate
The construction site of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Ceremony videos

 

Rafael Moneo
1996 Laureate
The construction site of the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Ceremony videos
 

Tadao Ando
1995 Laureate
Grand Trianon and the Palace of Versailles, France
Ceremony videos

 

Christian de Portzamparc
1994 Laureate
The Commons, Columbus, Indiana
Ceremony videos

 

Fumihiko Maki
1993 Laureate
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Ceremony videos
 

Alvaro Siza
1992 Laureate
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos

 

Robert Venturi
1991 Laureate
Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico
Ceremony videos

 

Aldo Rossi
1990 Laureate
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Ceremony videos

 

Frank Gehry
1989 Laureate
Todai-ji Buddhist Temple, Nara, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Gordon Bunshaft &
Oscar Niemeyer
1988 Laureates
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Bunshaft ceremony videos
Niemeyer ceremony videos

 

Kenzo Tange
1987 Laureate
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Ceremony videos

 

Gottfried Böhm
1986 Laureate
Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Hans Hollein
1985 Laureate
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, California
Ceremony videos

 

Richard Meier
1984 Laureate
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

I.M. Pei
1983 Laureate
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Ceremony videos

 

Kevin Roche
1982 Laureate
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos

 

James Stirling
1981 Laureate
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Luis Barragán
1980 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Philip Johnson
1979 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

Archive

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, founded in 1979, seeks to maintain many of the documents, images, videos, and other materials related to its history. If you have a specific query about rights and reproductions or other media-related questions, please contact Director of Communications Eunice Kim. For all other inquiries, please contact Executive Director Martha Thorne.

Archive - Richard Rogers
Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain, 2005, Richard Rogers